at one's elbow

idi at one's elbow, within easy reach; nearby

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • at one's elbow — phrasal or at the elbow : at one s side : close at hand : nearby, alongside with him at her elbow, she became a fine draftsman and a compositional designer of enviable talent J.T.Soby * * * at one s elbow Close at hand, ready for use • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • bend one’s elbow — AND bend the elbow; lift one’s elbow tv. to take a drink of an lcoholic beverage; to drink alcohol to excess. □ He’s down at the tavern, bending his elbow. □ Paul gets lots of exercise. He bends his elbow thirty times a day …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • lift one’s elbow — Go to bend one’s elbow …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • at one's elbow — {adv. phr.} Close beside you; nearby. * /The President rode in an open car with his wife at his elbow./ * /Mary practiced for several years to become a champion swimmer and her mother was always at her elbow to help her./ Contrast: BREATHE DOWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's elbow — {adv. phr.} Close beside you; nearby. * /The President rode in an open car with his wife at his elbow./ * /Mary practiced for several years to become a champion swimmer and her mother was always at her elbow to help her./ Contrast: BREATHE DOWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ one's\ elbow — adv. phr. Close beside you; nearby. The President rode in an open car with his wife at his elbow. Mary practiced for several years to become a champion swimmer and her mother was always at her elbow to help her. Contrast: breathe down one s neck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bend one's elbow — verb To drink alcoholic beverages, especially at a public house or bar. One day is no worse than the next for El Caucho; so its a whim when he starts bending his elbow or ties one on. When he is really plastered, El Caucho looks grim, but he isnt …   Wiktionary

  • at one's elbow — phrasal at one s side …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bend one's elbow — drink (especially beer) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bend one's elbow — Australian Slang drink (especially beer) …   English dialects glossary

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